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Dec 8, 2013 6:00am PST
. it's an inescapable affect. >> apartheid became law in south africa. blacks had to carry passes, they couldn't live or travel where they pleased. or vote. the good jobs were reserved for whites. disseptemberers could pay with their lives. ♪ in march 1960, the south african police fired on demonstrators in the township of sharpsville. 69 were killed. most of them shot in the back. nelson mandela was a rising star in the anc, the african national congress which until the so-called massacre had advocated only peaceful protests. >> there are many people who feel that it is useful for us to continue talking nonviolence against the government. on defenseless people. >> mandela was one of those people he founded the armed wing of anc. considered a revolutionary he was put on trial for sabotage and conspiracy, his defense was a defiant four and a half hour speech that ended this way. >> i have fought against and i have fought against. >> the ideal of democratic and free society he went on. >> for which i am prepared to die. >> he expect to be hanged instead he was sentenced to life in
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